Arp 219

Arp 219 2018 Jan 19

Object:      Arp 219   (UGC 2812) Date:               2018 Jan 19
Peculiarity:  Adjacent loops.
Constellation:           Eridanus Time & altitude:        21.30 UT       32º
Catalogue data: Seeing (5 high):                               2/5
            R.A:                3h 40m Transparency (5 high):                   3/5
            Dec:                -2º 07 Telescope:     0.5m f4.1  Dob.
            Magnitude:    14.9 Eyepiece:      8mm Ethos                x260
            Galaxy size (mins):  0.9 x 0.8 Filters:            None


This object is at the limit of visibility. No chance of seeing any shape or structure. Only glimpsed intermittently with AV.  I am observing it about an hour and a half after it transited the meridian but it would have been only 5° higher in the sky when due S.

There is a tiny 18.4m companion which is out of range in any circumstances.

UGC 2814 is close by to the NE and appeared similar to UGC 2812, the same comments apply.